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Spark New Zealand selects Mobileum’s multi-protocol network firewall to protect customers from cyber risks and scams

by Anthony Weaver

Spark New Zealand to join global network of operators using Mobileum’s security solutions to protect their network and customers

CUPERTINO, CA – 23 April 2024 – Mobileum Inc. (“Mobileum”), a leading global provider of analytics and network solutions, is pleased to announce that Spark, New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services provider, is launching Mobileum’s multi-protocol signaling firewall and SMS firewall as part of its ongoing commitment to protect its customers from voice, digital, and SMS cybersecurity threats.

The protections include defenses against SMS scams, phishing, and malware. Mobileum’s team of security experts will provide ongoing operational support to manage the solution and make sure Spark gets continuous access to its global security expertise and threat intelligence.

Spark’s ambition is to help all of New Zealand win big in a digital world, with a focus on empowering the people and businesses creating the country’s tomorrow. Along with working to bring New Zealanders the best digital-first experiences and the platforms that enable businesses to grow and innovate, it is ensuring top-tier protections are in place for its customers.

Spark’s Chief Information Security Officer, Nyuk Loong Kiw said, “Cyber security and customer safety is at the heart of everything we do at Spark, and this investment is another example of this commitment. With online threats continuously evolving, our introduction of Mobileum’s market-leading products will help keep our customers protected from a wide range of cyber security threats and help safeguard them from potential fraudsters.”

Raja Hussain Chief Revenue Officer at Mobileum commented, “Leading operators are fighting back against scammers by putting extra mechanisms in place to protect their customers and networks from bad actors. We are pleased to add Spark New Zealand to Mobileum’s extensive list of providers that are implementing our solutions to combat current and emerging fraud and security threats effectively.”

Mobileum’s solution provides both signaling and SMS protection under the same platform, which will enhance security intelligence and provide more convenience for Spark’s security and fraud teams. The implementation of Mobileum’s multi-protocol signaling firewall will ensure that all of Spark’s SS7, Diameter, GTP and SMS traffic will have an increased layer of protection against malicious attacks,  relying on a combination of rules-based algorithms to identify known and abnormal patterns, block bad actors and flag new types of emerging attacks.

The SMS firewall is expected to significantly reduce the amount of SMS scams Spark’s mobile customers receive, lessening the risk of New Zealanders falling victim to fraud campaigns.

For more information on how Mobileum is helping telecom operators transform their data into actionable insights, please visit its website.

About Spark NZ

As New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services company, Spark’s purpose is to help all of New Zealand win big in a digital world. Spark provides mobile, broadband and digital services to millions of New Zealanders and thousands of New Zealand businesses.


About Mobileum Inc.

Mobileum is a leading provider of Telecom analytics solutions for roaming, core network, security, risk management, domestic and international connectivity testing, and customer intelligence. More than 1,000 customers rely on its Active Intelligence platform, which provides advanced analytics solutions, allowing customers to connect deep network and operational intelligence with real-time actions that increase revenue, improve customer experience, and reduce costs.  Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Mobileum has global offices in Australia, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Portugal, Singapore, UK, and United Arab Emirates.

Learn more in https://www.mobileum.com/.

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